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Sharp Peak towering above Sai Kung East Country Park

Sharp Peak: The “Needle” of Sai Kung

Hike – Beach – Boat: The Sai Kung Triathlon

Sai Kung in the northeastern New Territories features arguably Hong Kong’s best beaches and – as they pass along these beaches – some of its most beautiful hiking trails, too. Ever since I have hiked the Section 2 of the MacLehose Trail (without any doubt the #1 hike in Hong Kong!) for the first time, I wanted to climb that peak that rose steeply towards the sky somewhat north of Sai Kung’s three “deserted beaches”, living up to its name: Sharp Peak.Continue reading

Hong Kong on a foggy day

15 Things I don’t like so much about Hong Kong

Downsides of a megametropolis

No city is perfect. Neither is Hong Kong. Definitely not. This, on the other hand, even increases the city’s allurement and strengthens its character from my point of view. However, I want to fulfil my obligation as a journalist to paint a realistic and authentic picture, so that you won’t call my blog fake news. So, having already told you what I love about Hong Kong, now it is about time to throw the spotlight on what I really dislike about this city.

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Nathan Road, Hong Kong, in February 2011

My first encounter with Hong Kong – and why I hated it

Six Beginner’s mistakes and how to avoid them

Hong Kong is an overwhelming city – in the truest sense of the word. Thus, it is recommendable to be well prepared when visiting, especially as most visitors only stay for a rather short term. I speak from experience, since I was not prepared at all when I first visited the city in 2011. On the contrary, me and my friends made practically every beginner’s mistake one could imagine. Honestly speaking, we weren’t really enthusiastic about Hong Kong when we left again after three days. Meanwhile, I know better: I learned to love the 852 and feel a moral obligation to let other travelers learn from my mistakes in order to avoid disappointments and facilitate a great Hong Kong experience!Continue reading

Fox multi-coloured by Thai artist Rukkit, one famous street art piece in Hong Kong

Waiting for Banksy

A closer look at the increasingly popular Street Art scene in Hong Kong

 

Ever since I once watched the extremely interesting documentary on Banksy “Exit through the gift shop”) during one of my many long-haul flights and participated in an equally recommendable street art tour in Melbourne later on, I’ve been walking through city centers with different eyes. The world of graffitis, stencils, posters and stickers has fascinated me ever since. Surely, I was pretty excited when I found out that there has evolved an active street art scene in Hong Kong as well!Continue reading

How to get around in Hong Kong

How to get around in Hong Kong?

An introduction to transportation in Hong Kong

 

The public transportation network of Hong Kong is without any doubt one of the most efficient transportation systems in the world. A variety of transportation options ensures excellent connections even to the most remote corners of Hong Kong's territory. Reliable and in a high frequency, yet absolutely affordable. However, each of the different means of transport has its specific characteristics, so I thought that especially for tourists and guests a small introduction to Hong Kong’s transportation could be helpful.

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Hong Kong skyline as seen from Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon during nighttime - Skyline von Hong Kong Island von der Tsim Sha Tsui uferpromenade in Kowloon bei Nacht aus gesehen

15 Things I love about Hong Kong

Reasons to put Hong Kong on top of your bucket list

Yay! Finally, "All Across Asia" is live and here it is: my first blog article EVER! Well, right, it took some time and to be honest a whole lot of my friends’ persuasiveness as well until I finally realized for myself that writing actually IS something that I like just as much as to travel and take pictures, which are basic requirements for writing a blog.

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